Summer Japanese 2019

Summer Intensive Elementary Japanese

Dates Days and Times Credits Tuition and Fees Instructor(s)
June 24 - August 16 M-F 8:30am - 12:30 pm
300 units $7,600 (estimate)  STAFF

Summer Elementary Japanese is designed to introduce the basic Japanese grammar, vocabulary, and cultural concepts that are essential for oral communication, listening, writing, and preparing to read for research purposes. The course will meet for 3-4 hours in the mornings, and students are expected to spend several hours preparing for class in the afternoons and evenings. It is strongly recommended that students learn the Japanese writing system — particularly hiragana — prior to the start of the course. The curriculum for Summer Elementary Japanese is the equivalent of the 101-102-103 sequence during the regular academic year.

 This course provides 140 contact hours and participants may be eligible to receive a FLAS grant from their home institution or from UChicago to support their study. FLAS Applicants for beginning levels of language study must receive approval for an exception from the Department of Education. Applicants interested in a FLAS fellowship for Summer Intensive Elementary Japanese must make contact with Abbey Newman, Associate Director of the Center for East Asian Studies (, or the appropriate contact at their home institution, prior to the FLAS Application deadline, to discuss this.